Status Messages Vs Personal Messages

Mike Jones eternalorb at
Thu Sep 11 16:53:34 EDT 2008

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Sean Egan <seanegan at> wrote:

> 2008/9/11 Kevin Stange <kevin at>
>> We accept that this is a valid use case based upon how users use status
>> messages.
> I think it's the only valid use case. I've never understood why it was
> changed in the first place (or why it's an option now). Looking through my
> buddy list, I don't see a single status message that would suddenly become
> entirely irrelevant if the person went from Away to Available or to Away or
> whatever.

I want to say that its better as an option. I know some folks who are pretty
up-tight about how they use IM. Apparently making it an option instead of
how it was before was a very minor change.  Is there any reason to take the
option away?
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